There has a lot more traffic on the creek this summer. (OK, maybe there isn’t a lot more traffic, but because I’m out walking the dog, I’m noticing a lot more folks enjoying the creek.) I’ve seen folks in canoes and I’ve seen kids in the creek down near Lynnhurst. Then yesterday I saw five tween girls with huge inner tubes heading down toward the water.
The inner tubes reminded me of going down the Brule in northern Wisconsin with my folks as a kid. The tubing company would take us up to a drop off point and we would tube back down to where our car was parked. Nothing too rough – a perfect bit of river for a family with fairly young kids. It was just a couple of hours and back then nobody felt the need to have an extra inner tube for a cooler of beverages. The only problem with tubing was changing into dry clothes in the car afterwards; my sister and I were SURE somebody would see something.
So it was fun to see the girls hurrying down to the creek with the inner tubes and now I’m wondering where I can rent tubes of my own!
Tell me what you did for summer fun as a kid!